In Utero (album)
In Utero is the third and final studio album by American rock band Nirvana. It was released on September 13, 1993, by DGC Records. The single “Heart-Shaped Box” reached number one on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. The album has been certified 5× platinum by the RIAA and has sold 15 million copies worldwide.
About In Utero (album) in brief
In Utero is the third and final studio album by American rock band Nirvana. It was released on September 13, 1993, by DGC Records. Nirvana intended for the record to diverge significantly from the polished, refined production of its previous album, Nevermind. The album has been certified 5× platinum by the RIAA and has sold 15 million copies worldwide. It received critical acclaim as a drastic departure from Nevermind and has been described by several publications as one of the greatest albums of all time. The lyrics and album packaging largely incorporated medical imagery that conveyed frontman Kurt Cobain’s outlook on his publicized personal life and his band’s newfound fame. The song Gallons of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through the Strip was recorded by Craig Montgomery at BMG Ariola Ltola Ltda Ltda in Rio de Janeiro, during the three-day demo session. The band chose engineer Steve Albini to record its third album because he had a reputation as a principled and individualated individual. The group recorded another set of demos while on tour in Brazil in January 1993. The single “Heart-Shaped Box” reached number one on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. The track was originally titled “I Take Down to the Pavement” and was a reference to an argument between Cobain and Guns N’ Roses lead singer Axl Rose at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards. The music was quickly recorded within that time with few studio embellishments. The singles “All Apologies” and “The Box” were remixed by R.
E. M. producer Scott Litt to make minor changes to its sound and remix the singles \”Heart- Shaped Box\” and ” The Box” The band recorded several songs during a demo session with Jack Endino in Seattle in October 1992, and later re-recorded many of these songs for In Utera. In the summer of 1992, Cobain wanted to start work on the album in the summer, but the band was unable as Cobain, Krist Novoselic, and drummer Dave Grohl lived in different cities, and as the singer and his wife, Courtney Love, were expecting the birth of their daughter, Frances Bean. Cobain said he would then choose the best material from the sessions for inclusion on the group’s next album. For the most part, the band chose to work with Albini because he happened to produce two of my favorite records, which were Surfer Rosa and Pod Pod. Cobain told Request magazine in 1993 that he wanted to utilize Albini’s natural technique of capturing the natural sounds of the American independent music scene. The record was released in its original state, as the record label felt that the result was not commercially viable. Although the band publicly denied the statements, the group agreed to remix parts of the album. The first single, “The box” was recorded in February 1993 at Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls, Minnesota. The second single, “The Room,” was recorded during a two-week period in March 1993. It reached number 1 on the US Billboard 200 and UK Albums Chart.